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China Plans Civil Facilities in Nansha Islands

2015-06-18 08:50:54       source:Global Times

June 17, 2015

"China is planning to construct new civil facilities such as lighthouses and radio navigation stations in the Nansha Islands. Facilities used for environmental observation, disaster prevention and alleviation, transportation and logistical support are also on the cards, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China's top economic planner, told Xinhua on Wednesday.

These facilities are meant to ensure local civil needs, provide the international community with public services like assistance and salvage at sea, and promote international cooperation on maritime scientific research, the NDRC said."

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